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Running on Fumes...

Running on Fumes...

04.15.2014
The best way to define motherhood is that it's the perfectly imperfect job. We have the ability to take failures and messes and turn them...
Trust Me, It Gets Worse... Wait, Really?

Trust Me, It Gets Worse... Wait, Really?

04.11.2014
It's tough being a parent for all of us. There are different worries that I'll endure and battles I'm sure to face, but I'm a mother --...
How Dare the Autistic Child... and His Mother?

How Dare the Autistic Child... and His Mother?

04. 9.2014
As people sneered and looked down upon her, their eyes asking how dare she let her son ruin everyone else's shopping trip, I looked at...
Are You A BAD Mom, A GOOD Mom or Super Mom?

Are You A BAD Mom, A GOOD Mom or Super Mom?

04. 8.2014
The truth of the matter is, the minute we stop comparing ourselves to the rest of the world and actually give ourselves a fighting chance,...
12 Parenting Aspirations for 2014

12 Parenting Aspirations for 2014

03.28.2014
Let your kids know you're human. They need to know that Mommy isn't a superhero... well, not all the time, anyways.
Another baby

Another baby

03.25.2014
We recently announced to family, friends and co-workers that we are expecting our fourth child. Not everyone shared in our joy.
136 Songs Your Kids Will Love (That Won't Drive You Insane)

136 Songs Your Kids Will Love (That Won't Drive You Insane)

Ellie Krupnick  03.19.2014
Basically, Pharrell's "Happy" is the best thing to happen to car rides since books on tape.
The Advice I Should Have Missed My Train To Give

The Advice I Should Have Missed My Train To Give

03.10.2014
Avoid bitterness. Let go of the things that people say or do out of ignorance. You would probably do the same thing if you didn't know...
The One Word I Need To Remember

The One Word I Need To Remember

03. 9.2014
Four was a sucker punch. Four is trying the edges of my patience. Four is pushing the envelope and trying out the limits of what he can...
5-Year-Old's Attempt To Forge Mommy's Signature Is Definitely Frame-Worthy

5-Year-Old's Attempt To Forge Mommy's Signature Is Definitely Frame-Worthy

03. 7.2014
A for effort, kid. As one wise commenter on Imgur said, "Hey! That's my mom's name too!" Has your child drawn or written something...
If You Let Them Color, They Will Come:  The FLAG Art Foundation Baby Art History Program

If You Let Them Color, They Will Come: The FLAG Art Foundation Baby Art History Program

03. 6.2014
As they settled in, enthusiastic toddlers colored with crayons on large swaths of white paper covering the gallery floors with a show of...
Oh, The Lessons We Learn

Oh, The Lessons We Learn

03. 2.2014
At moments like this, his heart felt two things-- a worrisome weight and the urge to just sing.
When Are Cupcakes More Important Than Compassion?

When Are Cupcakes More Important Than Compassion?

02.24.2014
Birthdays are beautiful things and deserve to be celebrated. Have a cake at home, by all means. Go all out and have a chocolate-peanut-butter-meringue-almond-butter-cashew-pistachio...
One Excellent Way To Pay Tribute To The 'Ghostbusters' Legacy

One Excellent Way To Pay Tribute To The 'Ghostbusters' Legacy

02.24.2014
Comedy legend Harold Ramis died on Monday Feb. 24. He is known for writing '80s classics such as "Meatballs," "Caddyshack," "Back to School"...